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'write' or 'write to'

 
 
Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 12:35 am
Hello, I'm a little confused in using 'write'.
We say,
"write him a letter".
"write a letter to him."

but which of the following is right?
"I'm writing to him to ask for help"
or
"I'm writing him to ask for help"
Thanks!

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roger
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 12:54 am
@aquestion,
You can use either one in this case, too.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 10:37 am
@aquestion,
As far as the phrase "write a letter to him" in English the 'to' or 'to him' is understood and does not have to be included. It's not wrong if you do include it, however.

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